Accused British Tourist Teen Killer Case Continues

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) _ Prosecutors in the trial of a teen accused of killing two British tourists are expected to call six witnesses before resting their case.

Tuesday marks the seventh day of the Shawn Tyson trial. Tyson, who is 17, is accused of killing James Kouzaris and James Cooper in April of 2011.

He’s charged with two counts of first-degree murder and could face life in prison if convicted.

On Monday, one of Tyson’s friends said the teen shot the men even though they pleaded for their lives, claiming to be lost.

Other friends told the jury that they saw Tyson with the alleged murder weapon days before the shooting.

Authorities say it’s been difficult to get people in this case to reveal details because many of the witnesses were Tyson’s friends.

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